Saint Lucia sargassum project to be presented at the Smithsonian

April 21-23, 2017

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A Saint Lucian project on the transformation of sargassum seaweed into organic compost will be showcased during the Earth Optimism Summit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. which will be held 21-23 April,2017.

The project, the brainchild of Johannan Dujon, owner/manager of Algas Organics, will be highlighted at a gathering of 1 000 conservation practitioners, pioneering scientists from varied fields, leaders in industry, philanthropists and artists. Presentations at the event will be streamed live to a global audience.

At a press conference held on Monday, Giles Romulus, National Coordinator of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP) in Saint Lucia, detailed the project’s history.

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Derek Walcott laid to rest

Sir Derek Walcott's funeral was held on Saturday, drawing professors, writers and dignitaries from across the globe.(Photo via Government of Saint Lucia)
Sir Derek Walcott’s funeral was held on Saturday, drawing professors, writers and dignitaries from across the globe.(Photo via Government of Saint Lucia)

The funeral of Sir Derek Alton Walcott KCSL, OBE, OCC, was held on Saturday, March 25, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries.

Sir Derek passed away on March 17 at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia. He was 87 years old.

The funeral service which took place in close proximity to the street where the poet and playwright was raised as a boy, drew professors, writers, the media, government officials and dignitaries from across the globe.

Professor Emeritus, Edward Alston Cecil Baugh, was a close friend of the 1992 Nobel Laureate. The Jamaican poet and scholar is recognized as an authority on the work of Derek Walcott. He edited Sir Derek’s book of Selected Poems in 2007.

Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (second from left) at the funeral of Sir Derek Walcott
Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (second from left) at the funeral of Sir Derek Walcott (Photo via Government of Saint Lucia)

Read more at: St. Lucia News Online